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How Long Does It Take To Recover From Triple Bypass Heart Surgery
Weeks to Months: You will be home usually within a week but rehabilitation is a big part of recovery and it will take several more weeks before you feel 100%. The sternotomy will be sore until it fully heals. In addition, if you had a vein harvest from the legs, it takes several weeks for these wounds to heal. Overall it takes a month or two before you feel fully recovered. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Open intervention on the heart to correct congenital cardiac anomalies, repair replace heart valves, ascending aortic dissection repair, coronary bypass, heart transplant, surgical removal of heart tumors, ventricular assist devices, cox maze procedures to cure atrial fibrillation, repair of trauma to the heart. Repair of iatrogenic injuries to heart, heart-lung ...Read more
It really depends: Unfortunately, there is no easy answer. A bypass surgery does not cure you of coronary artery disese. You can form new blockages in your arteries or even the bypass grafts. Arterial grafts like mammary arteries tend to last a long time. Vein grafts often last about 7-10 yrs. Have you quit smoking and watched your diet? All of these things are improtant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both: Cut well, sew well, do well is the axiom. Without good surgery, recovery does not necessarily go well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mutiple: Heart attack, stroke, death, kidney injury or failure, infection, bleeding, cardiac tamponade, and complications of vascular disease, which can occur in many different areas of the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: Depends on age, left ventricle, other risks etc. Depends on conduits- internal mammary grafts. The point is that most do well and for along time. I have patients at 30 years. ...Read more
Depends: Immediately should be with care. After a month or so, same as most flyers, presuming all checkups are on target! ...Read more
How "easy" is triple bypass heart surgery for surgeons? Is it routine, or a fairly complex thing? Thank you.
Depends: Depends on a number of factors: coexisting illness, previous surgery in area(namely chest), previous heart attacks causing congestive heart failure, quality of saphenous veins(used for conduits), is patient obese, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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